New Registered Charity Information Return
The CRA’s new Registered Charity Information Return package, which includes Form T3010B (09), Registered Charity Information Return, Form T1235 (09), Directors/Trustees and Like Officials Worksheet, and Form T1236 (09), Qualified Donees Worksheet / Amounts Provided to Other Organizations, is to be used when filing annual information returns for fiscal periods ending on or after January 1, 2009, only.
For fiscal periods ending on or before December 31, 2008, registered charities must continue to use Form T3010A (05), with accompanying Forms T1235 and T1236. Returns filed on the wrong form will be returned with requests to file on the right form.
The Registered Charity Information Return is now comprised of a simple core form with topic-related schedules. The CRA anticipates that the new form will reduce the filing burden for smaller charities. It will also provide the public with more meaningful information about registered charities, allowing them to make better informed donor decisions.
All CRA forms and publications are available on the CRA’s Web site at www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/formspubs/menu-eng.html, or by calling 1-800-267-2384